Related to Anatomism: anatomy


n.1.The application of the principles of anatomy, as in art.
The stretched and vivid anatomism of their [i. e., the French] great figure painters.
- The London Spectator.
2.The doctrine that the anatomical structure explains all the phenomena of the organism or of animal life.
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1), and it is defined by way of the doctrine of anatomism.
This observation helps to point to a crucial difference between two types of anatomic property: those like being a sibling and being a co-author whose anatomism is indeed necessary (since it follows logically from the fact that they are at once symmetric and non-reflexive relations), and those like having a legal property and having meaning whose anatomism is contingent (since it follows just from the fact that they belong to complex functional systems which confer certain roles upon them).